Post-3.11 “Real” — Theatre and Art Talk at KAAT

Arts journalist Kyoko Iwaki has organized an exciting talk event at KAAT, Yokohama, to discuss how the art world and theatre scene will respond to the events of March 11th, including the nuclear crisis in Fukushima.

“Considering our ‘real'” is likely the first major serious talk of its kind in the theatre industry here and major names are appearing to consider how their work will be affected by what happened on that terrible spring Friday afternoon.

Chelfitsch director Toshiki Okada and photographer/explorer Naoki Ishikawa are both artists who have looked at realism for their generations in new ways. Now they — and we all — are faced with the question of what is the new “real” of the post-3.11 Japan. Okada will particularly discussed issues of language and words, while Ishikawa will focus on landscapes and will also show photography he took during a visit to the disaster zone. The moderator and organizer is Kyoko Iwaki, an arts journalism and specialist in Japanese dance and theatre.

The event starts at 7pm on July 2nd (Saturday) and is planned to go on for 90 minutes. The venue is the main studio of Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Yokohama.

Attendance is free but places are limited. Reserve your seat by mail (oubo[at]kanagawa-af.org) or fax (045-681-1691). For more details, see the KAAT website.

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